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Creeking Clinic

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Date(s) - Sun, Feb. 19
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tellico River


Cost:  $37

Registration Deadline:  Wed. February 15th

Take your boating skills to the next level.

Learn to run 12-15 foot waterfalls in style. Prior class III+ experience is needed for this trip.

Your eyes are glazed over, staring but not seeing. Just 25 feet downstream Baby Falls roars, the famous 15’ waterfall rapid of Tellico creek.

You shake your head, clear your vision and comment to your instructor and self, “I got it. I can do this,” and then peel out and paddle right over the falls.

You nail it, hitting your line and the sequence of strokes. Just like you pictured in your head. You pump your fist in the air as you give a huge grin. You ran your first waterfall!

“Nice line! I’ve got a bunch of photos of you too,” says one of your new paddling friends, giving you a paddle high-five.

The southeast is known for steep creeks. When you tell other boaters you creek boat, they know you’re good, as creeking isn’t for everyone.

The Tellico is the perfect river to learn how to creek. You’ll start on 4 foot drops, with expert instruction and safety. After running the same drop several times, you’ll move to a taller drop, and then later in the day, Baby Falls!

This one day clinic focuses on the techniques needed to creek with style and safety. You’ll dial in ferrying, catching eddies, and “boofing” ledges and then, hopefully, run Baby Falls*!

Prior class III+ experience is needed for this trip + instructor permission

This trip is for you if you:
Want step up your paddling game
Want some awesome photos running something most people can’t
Want to meet to people with similar interests

This trip is not for you if:
Cannot regularly roll a kayak in class III whitewater
Have not attended a kayak pool session recently
Are not comfortable on class III whitewater
Cannot swim or tread water

*You don’t need to run Baby Falls. Because we don’t want you to get hurt, your instructor may not let you run Baby Falls if you can’t demonstrate proper technique on the smaller drops.

Register for this trip

Have a question?
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a PM on our Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area or . You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card, .

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction, On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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